Recommended Reading

Reading is one of the best ways to keep your mind active and your imagination engaged. (Yes, even if you’re reading non-fiction.)  We’re keeping this open reading list for books on the brain and how we can build, grow or evolve a better one someday. Please add your suggestions to our Facebook page. The links take you away from this website to the book’s page on

Of course, there are many more books out there on the subject and still more in the offing. If you’d like to recommend a book for the list, please email: 

All links lead to the books’ product pages on

Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines - and How It Will Change Our Lives

Miguel Nicolelis

Times Books, 2011

Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

Fourth Edition, 2015

Mark F. Connors PhD. and Barry W. Paradiso

The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge, MD

Viking Penguin Books, 2007 

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

Oliver Sacks

Touchstone Publishing, 1999

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom

Rick Hanson, PhD. and Richard Mendius, PhD.

New Harbinger Publishing, 2009

The Singularity Is Near: When Human’s Transcend Biology

Ray Kurzweil

Penguin Books, 2005

The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientists Quest for What Makes Us Human

V.S. Ramachandran

W.W. Norton & Company, 2011

My Lobotomy

Howard Dully and Charles Fleming

Three Rivers Press, 2008

The Biohacking Manifesto: The Scientific Blueprint for a Long, Healthy and Happy Life Using Cutting-Edge and Anti-Aging and Neuroscience-based Hacks

James Lee

2X Helix Publishing, 2014

To Be a Machine: Adventure Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death

Mark O’Connell

Anchor Books, 2017

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business

Charles Duhigg

Random House, 2014

Hello World: Being Human In the Age of Algorithms

Hannah Fry

W.W. Norton & Company, 2018

Life 3.0: Being Human In the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark

Vintage Books, 2017 

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Robert M. Sapolaky

Penguin Books, 2018

Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution

Scot Solomon

Yale University Press, 2016